The Carol Stream Parks Foundation Bike Riding Club is comprised of a group of recreational bike riders ranging in age from 17 to 72. Year 2020 will be the 7th year for the club. The club has grown each year and had 49 members in 2019. All rides will leave from the Simkus Recreation Center on the 2nd Thursday at 6pm and the 4th Saturday at 9am of each month May thru October. Make as many rides as your schedule allows.
All of our rides are on regional bike paths. Each ride will be split into two groups depending on the participants. We will offer a 1-hour leisure pace with a 10-miles maximum distance for newcomers and a 2-hour medium pace and longer distance for recreational riders. No riders are ever left behind, everyone is given a chance to catch-up, drink and rest as a group before crossing major streets. Our riders go round-trip to destinations such as the Wheaton Farmer’s Market, downtown Glen Ellyn, st. James Forest Preserve and locations in Bartlett, Medinah, Bloomingdale, West Chicago and beyond. If interest is high, we will also offer higher performance long distance rides.
There is no experience needed but you will need a bike. Helmets are strongly encouraged. The fee for 2020 is $30 for individual riders and $45 for families. this fee is tax deductible and 100% of the proceeds goes directly to the Carol Stream Parks Foundation. Bright fluorescent Foundation Bike Club T-shirts are available for $15 at Simkus Recreation Center and Fountain View Recreation Center.
The Carol Stream Parks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to developing financial support for public parks, resident’s in-need and recreation programs of the Carol Stream Park District. It is managed by a board of directors who live or work locally and are passionate about providing a strong financial foundation for parks and recreation in the community.
Includes monthly guided bicycle rides on area bike trails and through local towns.
Bike Club membership proceeds go directly to the Carol Stream Parks Foundation. Bike Club registration can be completed at the front desks of Fountain View or Simkus Recreation Centers. The membership is for as many or as few rides on our schedule that you choose.
Your membership fee helps us fund our Scholarship Program, Parks and Facility Improvements, Program Enhancements and Green Initiatives. As a 501(c)3 corporation, all contributions to the organization are tax deductible. Identified donors receive a written receipt.
Join us this Spring for a leisurely bike tour through Carol Stream’s scenic and playful parks. This event is open to all ages and offers family friendly “pit stops” along the way of a self-guided mapped cycling tour. Participants start and end at Ross Ferraro Town Center. Map and souvenir item included in registration fee. Registration fees are donated to the Carol Stream Parks Foundation.
Registration deadline is May 1.
Children under 4 yrs. are free.